So if you’re a procrastinator like me, you’ve probably just gotten around to thinking about (let alone making) Christmas cookies. But, my fellow put-off-til-tomorrowers, the time is upon us to get to baking. After all, Santa will be coming to collect tonight.
My coworker Chelsea Brasted (@cabrasted) gave me the most scrum-diddly-umptious cookies for Christmas, but I’m afraid I ate them all myself, saving nil for Mr. Claus. Fortunately, Chelsea sweetened the holiday gift even further by providing me with the recipe. I want to share it here in case some of you are still looking for baking inspiration this Christmas Eve.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup chunky or smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light. Add the egg and mix until fluffy.
Blend the flour, baking powder, soda and salt together well. Add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
*Recipe adapted from About.com’s peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
Quote of the day:
“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” –Dr. Seuss